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Yahoo threatens Facebook over IP licensing

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Feb 2012 13:54 User comments (2)

Yahoo threatens Facebook over IP licensing Yahoo welcomes Facebook to the big leagues.
The portal service Yahoo has demanded Facebook license technologies covered by its IP (intellectual property) portfolio or they will proceed with legal action.

Says the company: "We must insist that Facebook either enter into a licensing agreement or we will be compelled to move forward unilaterally to protect our rights."

Facebook, which has over 800 million users and recently took substantial share from Yahoo in the display advertising market, has responded that they have not had time yet to "fully evaluate" Yahoo's claims.

It is unclear what companies already license tech from Yahoo, or what the IP covers, but that will surely be made available in the near future, especially if legal action is required.

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2 user comments

128.2.2012 14:40

Economy is wallowing in a cesspool & Yahoo is constantly bobbing under a small swell; gagging every now & then as a new CEO comes in, only to swear uncontrollably as they contract Tourette's & a sizable golden parachute on their way out.

Now, some new suit in the legal department wakes from a cold sweat & a blue morning chub off his graduate thesis as he approaches the mucky-mucks with a new idea of suing Facebook with this troll idea as they cross the bridge.

Yeah... some people would say new frontiers in law & order. I'm calling this busy work in 'frivolous' & you folks know better than to play games with "guess what right/wrong".

229.2.2012 7:31

They all want a piece of some one elses pie!!

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